Welcome to David’s Southern Journey. It’s something I had been planning to do for a while but was delayed by a serious bout of procrastination. I have a huge tendency to carry things around in my head long before I every commit them to writing. However, at the urgency of some friends and family, especially my nephew Jimmy, I’ve finally taken the plunge into the blogging world regarding my love, experience, and discoveries of life under the influence of being from the South.
All the stories I will record here are true. They may not be perfect since I’m deep in my senior years and sometimes things can get a little “fuzzy”. However, whatever I post here is accurate “as best I remember.” I don’t purposely write fiction, but you know sometimes when part of your own story originated with someone else story, especially if it was passed down to them…well, you just never know.
I realize we cannot live in the past but we certainly can enjoy it when full of positive recollections. I would consider my life growing up as a child in eastern North Carolina as perfect…at least it seemed that way. I was from a fine family that loved both God and man. Our home was filled with joy, kindness, understanding, and wisdom from my daddy and fine southern cooking from my mother. We lived in safe neighborhoods where after supper the kids played outside while the parents sat on the front porch and visited with neighbors. It was a peaceful existence.
In these contemporary times, I would wish such an atmosphere for everyone. I’m just hoping that maybe something said here will lift some spirits, encourage, produce a chuckle from those who read, and perhaps cast a little vision where needed. Plans are to eventually incorporate a wide variety of things “southern” including some recipes, music, and other stuff. I’ll put up new posts every week. If you’d like to be informed when something new goes up, fill out the form and I’ll shoot a blurb to your email…and please share our blog with family and friends who would be interested.
You are welcome to comment on anything I post and I look forward to that. All of us have a story and no two are the same. I always enjoy hearing what others have experienced. I will moderate this blog, meaning that every post is going to be filtered through me because I insist we keep things clean. There are a lot of crazy and nasty people around who like to trash up good things. It won’t happen here. I can put up with crazy some but nasty will not happen here.
So I hope you will read and enjoy yourself. Please let me hear from you on this blog. Above all, feel the love and have a good time.